Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author. His book "Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs" has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series.
He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong, has (along with the animation based on it) been viewed more than 20 million times.
He has written over the past seven years for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age and Politico. He has also appeared on leading TV shows, including HBO’s Realtime With Bill Maher.
He was twice named National Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International. He has also been named Cultural Commentator of the Year and Environmental Commentator of the Year at the Comment Awards.
He lives half the year in London, and spends the other half of the year traveling to research his books. His new book is "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions."